Academic Exchange Program
Fall | Academic Year: March 1
Spring: October 1
Program Director: Dr. Robin Huff
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Students have the opportunity to experience French culture and study French language, history, and civilization while taking classes in American, British, and Southern literature, history, culture and some economics taught in English at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students with advanced language competencies may elect to take courses conducted in French in other disciplines. UVSQ is located in Guyancourt, one of the new towns of Paris, just west of the city. UVSQ is a leading institution dedicated to multidisciplinary research and is, like GSU, committed to international programs and exchanges. Trains connect students with Paris and other parts of France. The UVSQ website features multiple videos and links for further information. The International Relations office at UVSQ offers additional guidance.
Students should be at least at the junior level or graduate students and must be in good academic standing. All majors in the College of Arts & Sciences are welcome to apply. GPA requirement is 2.5 for undergraduates (3.0 for graduate students) and three semesters of French are recommended before enrollment.
COURSES AND CREDIT
Students will earn Georgia State University transfer credit for their courses. American and British literature and history classes are available in English. There is also the possibility of arranging courses in Spanish, theater, law and translation. French language, culture and civilization studies for non-native speakers are available from the Institute des Langue et des Études Internationales (ILEL) and the Centres de ressources en langues (CEREL).
La Residence Vauban at Guyancourt is a dormitory on campus that offers both studio and double apartments. Apartments are furnished similar to those in the GSU Commons. Other residences under CROUS are available at a 20-30 minute train commute to campus. Costs range from $450-700 per month.
Program cost may vary according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. Students pay regular Georgia State University tuitions and fees and such tuition and fees will be waived at UVSQ.
Students are responsible for:
- Georgia State and tuition and fees
- Mandatory international medical insurance
- Living accommodations, food and travel
- Cost of passports and visa
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds may not be available in time to use for your initial payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship
and the International Access Scholarship
- Meet the eligibility requirements
- Are accepted into a program
will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website
or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities
& financial aid for study abroad
A visa is required for this program. More information will be made available by the Program Director after acceptance into the program.
Participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. Students interested in applying should find this program’s listing at mystudyabroad.gsu.edu
to begin an application. Students should contact the Program Director before completing the application. Availability of positions for each semester varies, depending on the balance of the exchange agreement. Early communication with the Program Director is highly suggested. Interviews may be scheduled as part of the application process.
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.
Dr. Robin Huff
World Languages & Cultures
College of Arts & Sciences
Office: World Languages & Cultures Department, 25 Park Place 1918 Atlanta GA 30303